Stanton Williams, the London-based multi-award winning architectural design practice, is the only UK practice to be shortlisted in an international design competition to create a new physics building for ETH Zurich, one of the leading European universities for technology and the natural sciences.
The competition calls for design proposals for a new 15,000m² laboratory and research building for the University’s Hönggerberg campus located just outside Zurich. The campus is being developed as a masterplan and the new building will be located on the north west of the site.
Providing specialist facilities for work at the forefront of physics research, the building will include laboratories, teaching spaces and offices. In addition, the competition requested proposals for a potential second building adjacent to the physics building, which could potentially be part of a phased construction programme.
Stanton Williams are working with Swiss architecture practice Stähelin Architekten and their team includes S+B Baumanagement AG Olten, ZPF Ingenieure AG and Jobst Willers Engineering AG. Among the other shortlisted teams are architecture practices: mlzd Architekten, Harry Gugger Studio Ltd, Boltshauser Architekten AG, EM2N.
The winning scheme will be announced in June 2016.